Wash eggs before hard boiling?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by briannanoelle1, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. briannanoelle1

    briannanoelle1 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 7, 2016
    I heard that warm or hot water draws bacteria into the eggs. Should I "wash" the eggs with cold water before I hard boil them? Or does the boiling water kill all the bacteria? I just hard boiled 6 eggs without washing or rinsing them, they were pretty "clean" eggs.
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    I would imagine that boiling will indeed kill bacteria. I've never washed then boiled an egg in my life and I'm still here to tell the tale. I should not worry too much about it.


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